Advances in vehicle safety today allow us to feel safer behind the wheel than ever. However, no vehicle is perfect and recall notices are issued from time to time. No matter how new (or old) your car is, it’s imperative to stay up-to-date with the latest recall notices.
How many recalls have been issued on the 2003 Nissan Altima for a P0335 diagnostic trouble code?
In August 2020, only one was issued, affecting up to 630,000 vehicles. This is a poor welding job that could cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of an accident.
Fortunately, in this article, we will go over all the details you need to know about this 2003 Altima recall.
Defective CPS solder joint
NHTSA Recall ID: 03V455000
When the 2003 Altima was manufactured, up to 630,000 vehicles were assembled with an incorrect solder joint on the crankshaft position sensor or cam position sensor. These sensors (when installed and functioning correctly) play a critical role in transmitting information from the engine crankshaft to the onboard computer.
If any of these sensors have a faulty solder joint, the “check engine” light may come on and Diagnostic Trouble Code P0335 may be issued. In severe cases, this problem could even cause the engine to stall while driving, which can increase the risk of an accident.
The resolution of this fault is to have an authorized Nissan service technician replace the crankshaft position sensors and/or camshaft position sensors on affected vehicles. Along with this replacement, the vehicle’s variable timing control sensors may also need to be replaced to ensure a proper repair.
What should you do if your 2003 Nissan Altima has this recall?
If you drive a 2003 Altima, your vehicle could be part of this recall. Even if your check engine light has not come on, you should check the NHTSA Reminder page to see if your vehicle is affected. All you have to do is enter your VIN.
If your car is one of the 630,000 affected by this recall, contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261 for more information. These professionals can guide you through the next steps to schedule a service appointment and get your repair done as soon as possible.